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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this Tabbed Books concept — a condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions […]

Tabbed Books: A Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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ELA, Key Details, Read Across America, Read-Alouds, Reading, Small Group

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Sooooo, do y’all love to incorporate food into your teaching? Whether it’s using marshmallows to teach place value or making a rainbow-colored cake while reading The Wizard of Oz, I LOVE to find an opportunity to sneak a little snack into curriculum 😉 So, there was no question in my mind that Cheez-its would make excellent math […]

Free Ten Frame Activity with Cheez-Its

This FREE printable contains three differentiated activity mats to use with cheese crackers as manipulatives! Use the large space to write number sentences, create number stories, make number bonds, write equations, count, or whatever else you can think of! Each page has either a five frame, ten frame, or two ten frames for working with numbers 0 to 20. This is a great number sense activity for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!

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Check out the video below to learn some fun and easy number sense activities to use in your preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom! Number Sense Intervention Curriculum Math Crafts Cheez-Frames Number Sense Toolkit  Happy Teaching!

Number Sense Activities for the Primary Classroom

Check out these fun and easy activities for teaching number sense in your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms! This post includes everything from math crafts to hands-on activities to use during small group, intervention, or RTI, to FREE PRINTABLES and more! Your kids will love how fun and engaging they are and you will love having something new to add to your math curriculum.

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If you have students struggling with number sense, this comprehensive math intervention curriculum can be a great addition to your RTI or small group time! This resource can be used in so many different ways. It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense.  […]

Math Intervention Curriculum

If you have students struggling with number sense, this comprehensive math intervention curriculum can be a great addition to your RTI or small group time! This resource can be used in so many different ways. It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense. Additionally, it could be used to support your numeracy instruction in pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, within a small group, for ESL/ELL students, or for remediation in second grade.

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Early Numeracy, Math, RTI, Small Group

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The center struggle is REAL, y’all. Kids ADORE them, and – don’t get me wrong – I love a good, solid center, too.  But, sometimes the prep gets a little…hmmm…tedious? Or, maybe it’s 5:55am and you or your little one comes down with something dreadful and you’re like Ah! I need something QUICK for my sub! Or […]

20 Clipboard Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

Teachers are BUSY people, which is why these no-prep literacy printables are great for centers, review, subs, and more! Simply print, add a clipboard, and use what you already have on hand - word walls, spelling lists, environmental print, books, listening centers, etc. - in your classroom to engage and challenge your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students! Fun, engaging, and EASY!

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adjectives, ELA, Parts of Speech, Reading, RTI, Small Group, spelling, Teach, Word Work, writing

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It was a new school year.  I was teaching first grade for the first time.  And, there I was on the floor with six little firsties, eagerly staring back at me as we began our guided reading lesson.  They had little mini-readers in front of them and my basal shouted loudly from its throne, Thou shall […]

Small Group Staples: Phonemic Awareness for Guided Reading and RTI

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